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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on radio

31 December 2021


HIGHLIGHT: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message Thoughts for a new year from the Archbishop of Canterbury, who re­flects on the challenges ahead. New Year’s Day 1.15pm, BBC1


TELEVISION: New Year’s Day 2.20pm (BBC1) The Sound of Music The epic musical drama starring Julie Andrews as Maria.

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The Revd Kate Bottley explores the links between faith and fitness.

8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife A new series, beginning in spring 1967. The nuns and midwives face an emotional experience (1/8).

Monday to Friday 1.25pm (BBC1) Father Brown Mark Williams returns as the priestly sleuth (1-5/10).

Tuesday to Thursday 8.40pm (PBS America) Future of Work A look at the changing world of work (1-3/3).


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service giving thanks for the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick, recorded on 21 September.

3pm (R4) The Ambridge Mystery Plays The second part of a promen­ade production around Ambridge (2/2).

Monday 4pm (R4) Faith in Music Sir James MacMillan considers Vaughan Williams’s faith life (3/3).

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests look at the 5Ks of Sikhism (6/7).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong From Winchester College, on the Eve of the Epiphany, recorded on 7 October.

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